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Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-03-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 104,955
Posted By IslandSpark
Scotty! Glad to see she is all finished up...

Scotty!

Glad to see she is all finished up bud, looks great! when are we doing Africa or Eastern Europe :patch Hope to see you at the Official life unveiling tomorrow night!!

Pat
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 375,925
Posted By IslandSpark
Salt Spring eh? Glad to see some more locals...

Salt Spring eh? Glad to see some more locals taking the plunge! I'll be following along, if you need any info or something done on this end let me know! Take care.

Pat
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 60 – Welcome to Copper Canyon! ...

Day 60 – Welcome to Copper Canyon!

Morning comes much too early, I could have stayed in this amazing bed for days. With the usual morning routine well underway, I take care of the basic...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Slave driver! Hahah, I'm back up @ work now...

Slave driver!

Hahah, I'm back up @ work now so i have nothing but time!! Here we go...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 59 I'm up early this morning...

Day 59

I'm up early this morning forgetting that I had crossed into another time zone. I use the extra hour to look up a motorcycle shop in Mazatlan as I need some more chain lube and a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 58 - Sunday June 20<sup>th</sup> ...

Day 58 - Sunday June 20<sup>th</sup>

The hostel rustles to life early here in Zacatecas. With people running out for morning Spanish lessons or to the bakery for some fresh bread with...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 57 The overnight rain has cleared...

Day 57

The overnight rain has cleared and sunlight floods into the courtyard and through the windows of the room waking we. I contemplate spending another day here, there is so much to see and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Dave with the KLR 650 made it back to San Diego...

Dave with the KLR 650 made it back to San Diego but decided the cost and timeline of the repairs was too much for him and opted to sell the bike ($1000 I think) and then continued his trip as a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Hahah sorry guys! I got home and got caught up...

Hahah sorry guys! I got home and got caught up enjoying summer with friends and family! Will get writing more reports in the next few days, sorry to leave y'all hanging!

Pat
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
There are another 4 or 5 days of Mex to report on...

There are another 4 or 5 days of Mex to report on before I crossed into the states and headed for home, will be posting again starting tomorow!
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Its nice being able to converse with people so...

Its nice being able to converse with people so easilly again but Mexico has so much more magic to it, and cheaper to boot!

Hanging out in Lone Pine tonight, Yosemite is in the plans for tomorow...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Met up with Clark (PerroGordo) for coffee and...

Met up with Clark (PerroGordo) for coffee and breakfast this moring in Vegas, nice to chat with you and thanks for all the great info on things to see on my way north!

Headed through Death Valley...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 56 The veil of tequila induced...

Day 56

The veil of tequila induced darkness wears off quickly as the hostel comes alive early with the sunrise. A cold shower and the walk upstairs to the rooftop for the included breakfast...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Glad everyone is enjoying the reports! More...

Glad everyone is enjoying the reports! More updates coming including Guanajuto, Zacatecas, Devils spine road, El Fuerte, Offroading in Copper canyon etc... just have to get motivated to write them!
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Forum: Americas 06-27-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By IslandSpark
Just came through copper canyon last week... The...

Just came through copper canyon last week... The ride from Creel to Battopillas (bottom of the canyon) is amazing but budget at least 8 hours for the round trip. Creel is a good place to base out of...
Forum: Americas 06-27-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By IslandSpark
Got a place for you to camp/crash/shower/drink in...

Got a place for you to camp/crash/shower/drink in Qualicum Beach if you want... hit me up with a PM and we'll see if we can make it work!

Patrick
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 55 A crappy sleep in the crapper,...

Day 55

A crappy sleep in the crapper, how fitting... Moving inside last night turned out to be a good call. The thunderstorms lasted all night and well into the morning, I would have been...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
You'll see, it was great! Rolled in right as the...

You'll see, it was great! Rolled in right as the football game was starting, the city was electric! :D
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 54 I leave Coatzacoalcos late this...

Day 54

I leave Coatzacoalcos late this morning after sleeping in and taking advantage of the complimentary breakfast from the hotel. I'm headed towards Veracruz today and while the map may...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 53 I wake up this morning with it set...

Day 53

I wake up this morning with it set in my head that I don't want to continue this trip without the ability to take pictures so after loading the bike I ask directions to the Walmart and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 52 A bowl of fruit from the hotel...

Day 52

A bowl of fruit from the hotel restaurant starts my day off right, its amazing how much better the fruit here tastes than at home. I guess all the extra time to ripen on the trees...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 51 This morning is an early one,...

Day 51

This morning is an early one, I'm up getting some caffeine in me before anyone else in the hostal is stirring. A quick internet session gets an update posted and a little banking done...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 50 The package containing brake...

Day 50

The package containing brake parts for the KLR had arrived and despite my best efforts to have it held at the local DHL facility for me to pickup had been delivered to an unaware hotel...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 49 The young Mexican couple is up...

Day 49

The young Mexican couple is up and out early, off to catch a bus home. I toss and turn not wanting to be the guy that gets up before everyone else and wakes them up. After an hour the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
I have an SLR at home but decided that packing it...

I have an SLR at home but decided that packing it for this trip was a bit much... I bought a Panasonic Lumix DSC ZS7 (or TZ10 same thing) its a great camera... 12 megapixels, 16x zoom, HD movies,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
I'm thinking... Mayyybee...? :lol3 ...

I'm thinking... Mayyybee...? :lol3



Bought a cheapie @ Walmart this morning, I dont like it but it takes pictures and thats better than my nice camera is doing right now... I will get the good...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Mini update: -Brakes fixed! nice to grab...

Mini update:

-Brakes fixed! nice to grab that lever and have something happen (Thanks Chris!)
-Xel-Ha, Tulum and Chetchen Itza are amazing spots
-Camera Died on me in Chetchen Itza today......
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
I did read it, right after I posted that...

I did read it, right after I posted that actually... Unfortunatly I was well past the spot for the cave tour you guys did, that looked fun...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 48 After chatting with Lauren and...

Day 48

After chatting with Lauren and Mikheala last night during dinner I didn't expect to be the only one up and ready to hit the ruins at 6am when the park opened, but I was... With a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
The packsafe is a great system, I use it...

The packsafe is a great system, I use it everyday, its holding up very well and has served its purpose. By looping the packsafe cable through the rear rack before securing it with the lock I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 47 Knowing that if I buy my ticket...

Day 47

Knowing that if I buy my ticket for the Tik'al ruins after 3pm it will be good for this afternoon as well as tomorrow, I have a lazy morning. I wander around town again and spend a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 46 I'm up and about early happy to...

Day 46

I'm up and about early happy to know that Chris @ Dual-star.com is working on getting me a new set of brake pads and old brake rotor shipped down to meet me in Mexico. This mornings...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Glad you think so! I'm sure I will look back at...

Glad you think so! I'm sure I will look back at it fondly when the trip is over :) Anyone know any cool spots in Belize???
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 45 From Tela on Honduras' Caribbean...

Day 45

From Tela on Honduras' Caribbean coast I head west towards the city of San Pedro Sula. There is a saying here which I think rings true, “Tegucigalpa thinks, San Pedro Sula works and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Yea, thanks Shizz, I'll remember to shoot him an...

Yea, thanks Shizz, I'll remember to shoot him an E-mail tonight...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By IslandSpark
Hey man, glad to see you getting out to enjoy...

Hey man, glad to see you getting out to enjoy yourself, thats what life is all about, watch for the frost heaves on the duffy lake road, shouldnt be a problem with a KLR though... Enjoy, the scenery...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 44 This morning I get lost for...

Day 44

This morning I get lost for nearly an hour trying to find my way out of the city. I drive around in circles trying to find the access road and the highway, note to self, buy a good set...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Unfortunatly the Spot website only allows you to...

Unfortunatly the Spot website only allows you to show locations from the past 7 days... I wish it would show every waypoint I put in. :(:
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
No helpers at the borders, its been quite easy!...

No helpers at the borders, its been quite easy! just take your time, you have more spanish than I do, shouldnt be an issue for ya!
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,515
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 43 I'm awake early this morning and...

Day 43

I'm awake early this morning and ready to hit the road by 8am after I retrieve the bike from the secure parking area down the street. The plan today is to head to Leon but when I ask...
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